Durango-La Plata County Airport

Air tankers play vital role in fighting 416 Fire

The Durango Air Tanker Base has already used more than 400,000 gallons of retardant this wildfire season to date, June 15, the most in a summer period since the Missionary Ridge Fire in 2002. A...

DATE: June 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Air Tanker Base prepares for busy year

The Durango Air Tanker Base at the Durango-La Plata County Airport is preparing for a busy wildfire season. The base, operated by the U.S. Forest Service, was fully staffed Tuesday, about two...

DATE: May 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango-La Plata County Airport prepares for disaster

Volunteers sported fake bruises, wide-open cuts, broken bones and smears of blood as part of a mock plane crash Friday at Durango-La Plata County Airport. One woman lay on asphalt with a fake...

DATE: April 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photos: Good doggies in training

DATE: March 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Passenger numbers flat for 2017 at Durango-La Plata County Airport

Dry conditions aren’t just worrying the region’s fire agencies – they’re also cited as a big factor in explaining why passenger traffic at the Durango-La Plata County Airport dropped slightly in...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

TSA changes at Durango airport cause slight delays

Recent changes in airport security screening procedures hit Durango this week. After some initial day delays, Tony Vicari, aviation director at Durango-La Plata County Airport, expects the flow at...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

American Airlines to resume summer flights between Durango and Los Angeles

The Durango-La Plata County Airport will resume seasonal nonstop Saturday service to Los Angeles International Airport next summer for a third consecutive year. Nonstop Saturday flights to Los...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango-La Plata County Airport plans terminal remodel to aid airline staff

The Durango-La Plata County Airport may remodel part of its terminal next year to improve space used by airline staff members. The airport expects to spend $465,000 on the remodel and $350,000 on...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango-La Plata County Airport expanding parking lots ahead of holidays

The Durango-La Plata County Airport plans to be ready for the crush of Thanksgiving passengers with more parking. “We are essentially at max in terms of capacity in our vehicle parking lot,”...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Loaded firearm not checked at Durango-La Plata County Airport

A loaded firearm was found at the security checkpoint on Sunday at the Durango-La Plata County Airport, according to the Transportation Security Administration. The TSA said in a news release...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Military helicopters to buzz La Plata County

Some residents will be treated to an informal air show of sorts Thursday morning when 18 military helicopters are scheduled to fly through with a brief stop at the Durango-La Plata County Airport....

DATE: June 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango-La Plata County Airport resuming flights to LAX

The Durango-La Plata County Airport is celebrating the return of seasonal nonstop Saturday service to Los Angeles International Airport by giving away a free weekend trip for two to LA. Airport...

DATE: May 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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